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Penguin Sets Sail

Set sail with Penguin in this lovable wordless picture book about friendship, home, and the high seas.

Penguin dreams of being a sea captain, but the other penguins only think about fish. So Penguin sets sail alone in search of friends and treasure galore. However, the ocean is big and dangerous, and Penguin may find himself wishing for home even in the middle of his great adventure.

Canonball Books is the children's imprint of Canon Press. At Canonball, we believe stories are soul food, so you can expect excitement, danger, loyalty, virtue, and family in your Canonball books. Feed your kids the right books!

What People Are Saying

"The pleasing sequencing in Penguin Sets Sail will have children readily interpreting  the pictures, making connections to the story and the characters. This picture book is an excellent choice for any young storyteller or story time listener." -The Children's Book Review

Penguin Sets Sale is a sweet story of exploration and friendship, of imagination and the hopes of home.” -S. D. Smith, author of The Green Ember Series

Penguin Sets Sail is a sweet, silent adventure that plays out in a cinematic and almost musical manner. Jessica Linn Evans's lovely watercolor paintings provide a vast, vibrantly colored landscape for the reader’s mind to wander as they help create the story in their mind.” -Joe Sutphin, illustrator of New York Times bestseller Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Andrew Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga

“I’ve always loved penguins, and sea voyages, and I loved this book! A delightfully illustrated wordless story that says a lot with a little: the value of curiosity over complacency, the joy of travel and the friendships we forge along the way; how new experiences enrich and change us, so that when we finally return home we’re not quite the same person (or penguin) we were before we left.” -Eric Fan of the Fan Brothers, authors and illustrators of the award-winning The Night Gardener, Amazon’s best book of the year (2016)

Penguin Sets Sail is beautifully imagined and wonderfully executed in sprawling scenes, bright and full of joy. A story told without words, the pages invite parents and children to join in the storytelling so that the adventure will be unique to whoever happens to be reading at the time.” -Ethan Nicolle, creator of Axe CopBearmageddon, and Rocket Monster Story Club and editor of The Babylon Bee

Jessica Linn Evans is an author and illustrator who lives in Idaho with her husband, her four delightful children, a bunny, and seven chickens. Penguin Sets Sail is her first wordless picture book. She has also illustrated other books including Solar the Polar, Waiting Through Winter, and Little Mouse Finds a Friend. All her illustrations are rendered with traditional mediums: watercolor, graphite, and ink.

IMPRINT: Canonball Books

GENRE: Illustrated Wordless Picture Book (PreK+)

AUTHOR and ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Linn Evans





HARDBACK ISBN-10: 1-628857-38-2

HARDBACK ISBN-13: 978-1-628857-38-2

BOARD BOOK ISBN-10: 1-628857-73-0

BOARD BOOK ISBN-13: 978-1-628857-73-3

RELEASE DATE: April 7, 2020